In recent years I have worked as a private tutor teaching essay writing, grammar, reading, SAT preparation and phonics. Earlier I taught high school social studies; middle grades math, science, history and Latin; ESL to young adults; and college business English.
When I can I like to use games--BINGO review games; plotting hurricanes and tornadoes on maps; and discovering patterns in data. I like to bring together two or more disciplines in assignments and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate, disagree and reconsider.
I treasure the letters my students have written me thanking me for helping them to learn.
MS Ed. Middle Grades
I author two blogs, one on teaching little children how to read www.comicphonics.com and another on teaching students how to write essays www.englishwritingteacher.com. Last year I authored five children's books available as interactive apps. Also, I have written an unpublished novel about a woman who heals after the death of her child by reaching out to another child.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Archaeology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Geography (University), ELA Test Prep, British History, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Meteorology, Poetry, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Phonics